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Industry News Bits Tue 6-14-22

Nielsen May PPM release this week. Day 2 arrives today including Baltimore, St Louis, Tampa and more. Latest numbers are posted HERE.

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Provident Entertainment announces two additions to their A&R team – Maci Shingleton as Director of A&R and Daniel Jones as Manager of A&R Operations.

Maci Shingleton has been part of the Provident team since 2015, beginning as a Marketing Coordinator with Essential Worship after earning her B.A. from Trevecca University. After advancing to Brand Manager and then to Associate Director with Essential Worship, Shingleton has been overseeing all creative and branding for Essential Worship, including its popular Song Session video series. She has worked directly with a broad spectrum of artists such as Chandler Moore, Elevation Worship, Matt Maher, Zach Williams, Casting Crowns, Phil Wickham, Maverick City Music, Brandon Lake, and Red Rocks Worship, among many others. Shingleton will report to Blaine Barcus, SVP of A&R, and be responsible for developing and signing new artists to the label roster.

Daniel Jones joins the Provident team in the newly created position of Manager of Studio and A&R Operations. After Jones completed a B.A. degree from Oral Roberts University, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music as a drummer. He quickly found work as a touring musician with for King + Country, Brooke Ligertwood, Andrew Ripp, Stars Go Dim, David Leonard, and more. Additionally, he’s worked as the Social Media Manager for Worship Online since 2017. Jones will also report to Barcus along with supporting the entire A&R team in both creative and administrative capacities.

“I am thrilled to welcome both Maci and Daniel to the Provident A&R team!” Blaine Barcus, Sr. VP, A&R for Provident Entertainment/Sony Music, shares. “They are both highly creative individuals with a deep passion for serving artists and songs. I am excited to see all that Maci and Daniel will contribute to the legacy of Provident Entertainment and its roster of artists.”

Former Salem Radio Network host Larry Elder has been named as a Radio Hall of Fame nominee. The Museum of Broadcast Communications released the list of 24 nominees, whose names appear at bottom of this story. The museum said it received some 2,500 suggestions this year. The inductees will be named in late July and honored in November in Chicago.

Also getting nominated is Walt ‘Baby’ Love who hosts the syndicated “Gospel Traxx” heard on stations all across the nation. 

The Gospel Industry Network (G.I.N.) will hold its first annual Gospel Industry Network Conference in Miami July 17th – July 21st, 2022.

FREE time has been included into the daily agenda, providing everyone opportunity to view the sites and enjoy the beaches. It includes daily seminars and panel discussions with over 35 renowned speakers, artist showcases, and a list of exciting activities to pick from.

Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in the ins and outs of the industry alongside some of the biggest names in music at this first conference. The panelists and artists who will be participating will be announced soon.

Luke Stephens 20 years at WAY Radio/Jacksonville
Andy Napier 9 years at TWR
Stan Mak 5 years at Affiliated Media
Mike Stoudt 6 years at Atlanta Voice Over Studio

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